There has been quite a bit of media attention recently focused on the pros and cons of flexible learning environments. in Australia and New Zealand.
The debate is a very valid one and is taking place globally. We have recently been visited by educators from Germany, USA and Australia , all of whom are engaged in researching how learning is changing and what role learning environment plays in these changes.
It is a shame that quite a bit of what appears in the media is more emotional than factual and for that reason I have posted a link below to an interesting interview with Wesley Imms from the University of Melbourne.
The University of Melbourne is conducting a four year extensive research project into flexible learning spaces both here and in Australia to investigate their influence on learning and, in particular, deep learning.
This research is in its initial stages but they have recently released their findings from the research that they have undertaken thus far.
It is a very informative interview that looks at the concept of deep learning and how learning environments can assist differentiation and inclusion.